Session: Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Description:

Schizophrenia is a significant psychiatric illness in which individuals abnormally perceive reality. Any combination of hallucinations, delusions, and highly disordered thought and actions can result in schizophrenia, which impairs daily functioning and can be disabling. Schizophrenia entails a number of problems with thinking (cognition), behavior and emotions. Signs and symptoms can differ, but they typically include delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and indicate the ability to work impaired.
 
The precise cause of schizophrenia is not understood, but it is possible to play a part in a mixture of biology, climate and altered brain chemistry and structure.
 
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